Two stunt guys exploring everyday concepts in creative ways
About Brian Hite Ph.D
In the athletic realm, I wrestled and played both soccer and baseball; I coached soccer, baseball, and gymnastics; and I’ve been (and still am) the parent of a competitive soccer player.
In the performance realm, I’ve toured with live shows, done standup comedy, and worked for over 20 years as a stuntman & coordinator in the film/TV industry.
Along the way, I received a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Master’s in Sport Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and have spent the last 15 years helping athletes, performers, and U.S. Army soldiers develop the MENTAL STRENGTH resources necessary for them to perform to their potentials and navigate life’s challenges to the best of their abilities.
Performance has been an integral part of my life for 40 years, and few things make me happier than helping people fully and consistently experience the joy of the activities they love to do.
About Colin Follenweider
As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a stuntman. At a young age, my best friend and I formed a Daredevil Club. We’d climb trees as high as possible and jump out of them. We would play fight trying to replicate the action we saw in movies. I would even practice falling down the stairs to my room.
Growing up in Colorado, I never thought this was an accomplishable dream.
However, I lived a very active lifestyle. I competed in many sports such as baseball, basketball, track, cycling and volleyball. I am an avid skier. But none of those sports had such an impact on the direction of my life as gymnastics did. Starting at age 12, I competed through high school and college. At San Jose State University, I competed in all 6 events and became an Academic All-American.
During my college years, the door to stage performing opened. I was hired at Amusement Park high diving shows, flipping and twisting from 80ft into a 12ft tank. Additionally, I was cast in live stunt shows in Las Vegas and Japan. My biggest achievement happened when I was asked to join the cast of Cirque Du Soleil’s “O” in Las Vegas. After 3 years with Cirque, I moved to Hollywood to pursue my boyhood dream. In pursuit of that dream, I have been fortunate enough to have worked in over 90 movies and television shows as a stunt performer, stunt rigging coordinator and stunt coordinator.
Additionally, I am a seeker of knowledge. The topics range from mountaineering folklore to WWII spy nonfiction to Astrophysics and Philosophy. As Bill Nye states in his Masterclass, “Everyone you meet, knows something you do not.”
In life, I strive to bring kindness and gratitude to every interaction. I believe how something is done is just as important as to what is done.
Our goal is to invite people to poke holes in their blinders by intentionally challenging their certainty.
We want to create a safe place for people to:
- Wrestle with provocative and multifaceted concepts and norms.
- Question assumptions and challenge their deeply held beliefs…the more deeply held, the better.
- Tackle topics ranging from controversial issues such as religion, immigration, and abortion to cultural mores so embedded within our society that we don’t even notice how regularly, substantially, and extensively they influence our daily lives.
Join us as we:
- Provide intelligent, educational, and insightful information through discussion between ourselves and our guests.
- Explore everyday concepts, situations, and events in creative, fun, and entertaining ways.
- Broaden our own and our audience’s perceptions about a variety of topics in an effort to increase tolerance, acceptance, open-mindedness, critical thinking, and overall well-being.
- Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable!!!